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Clay Aiken TimeLine 2013

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Clay Aiken Timeline for 2013. ldyj will try her darndest to keep this list up-to-date. If you see anything missing/incorrect, please PM ldyjocelyn!

  • Dec 19 -- Finally! Clay's on "The Arsenio Hall Show" (syndicated). He sang "This Christmas" and again hinted at a new direction for him. "I'm working now, focusing my energies, on doing things that will help give a voice to those who don't have one, or whose voices who have not been heard."
  • Nov 6 -- Appearance in an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC). He played a judge on "American Diva" along with Taylor Hicks and Ashanti.
  • Nov 3 -- Clay walked the red carpet at the premiere of "After Midnight" on Broadway. The musical stars Fantasia Barrino and Dule Hill (the second of which he met backstage according to Twitter).
  • Oct 12 -- 10th Annual National Inclusion Project Gala, held in Charlotte, NC. Auctioned off during the Gala is the jukebox from the 2005 JukeBox Tour.
  • Oct 11 -- VIP Reception for the National Inclusion Project Gala (Charlotte, NC). During this reception, at least one dinner with Clay for a group of 10 was auctioned, as well as a balloon ride with Clay.
  • Oct 8 -- Starry-Eyed: 16 Stories that Steal the Spotlght is released. Clay wrote the introduction to this young adult collection of essays.
  • September 17 -- Clay blogged again, mostly to clear up questions about the piano auction.
  • September 14 -- Clay blogged on the OFC, with several announcements of changes in his life and career for the rest of 2013 and 2014. There was nothing "definite," just several "hints" -- selling things from his house, the suggestion that he's moving out of his house finally, and the idea that what he will be doing will make some in the fandom happy, some will be angry and hurt.
  • August 25 -- Final night of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The entire run was magical for all involved, including the town of Ogunquit. The cast, in particular, bonded as "brothers for life."
  • July 31 -- Opening night of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ogunquit Playhouse (Ogunquit, Maine). Clay plays the title Character.
  • June 1 -- Emma Bubel gets married, and someone named Alyssa posts an Instagram picture of herself, Clay, and his boyfriend Zach from the event.
  • May 20 -- A Twitter picture of Clay is posted at a recording studio in Durham, NC, posing with a blues musician, "Ironing Board" Sam.
  • May 20 -- Our final week of remembrance from 10 years ago is posted at the OFC. Yes, it's "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
  • May 13 -- Celebrating the 10th anniversary of this performance, the OFC homepage features "Mack the Knife."
  • May 12 -- Final night of The Drowsy Chaperone.
  • May 9 -- "The Office" (NBC) appearance. Clay plays a reality music show judge.
  • May 7 -- Premiere of The Drowsy Chaperone at the North Carolina Theater, continuing through May 12.
  • May 6 -- "Grease" is the word, as the featured clip of the week at the OFC. It celebrates the 10th anniversary of that performance.
  • April 29 -- The 10th anniversary of Neil Sedaka week is featured on the OFC, with Clay's version of "Solitaire." Clay tweets the anniversary as well, but he includes a clip that has both "Build Me Up Buttercup" (also from that week) and "Solitaire."
  • April 22 -- "I Could Not Ask for More" is the featured 10th anniversary clip at the OFC.
  • April 20 -- "Master Class with Clay Aiken" at the Theater in the Park (Raleigh, NC). It is a critique of young performers, plus a Q&A session.
  • April 18 -- Clay appears on the "American Idol" results show for the week. He sings a new arrangement of "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
  • April 15 -- 10th anniversary of Billy Joel week on American Idol, and the OFC clip is "Tell Her About It."
  • April 8 -- "At this Moment" is the 10th anniversary clip posted at the OFC.
  • April 1 -- Disco week 10th anniversary, with the OFC posting the clip of "Everlasting Love."
  • March 25 -- Top 10 performance of "Someone Else's Star" anniversary, with the OFC posting a clip.
  • March 18 -- 10th anniversary of Clay's Top 11 performance of "Somewhere Out There." OFC posts an open clip of the performance.
  • March 11 -- Clay blogs about it being 10 years to the day for his Top 12 performance of "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)." To celebrate, the OFC posts the clip on the home page (open to all visitors).
  • Feb 26 -- Clay and Quiana's radio pilot show live streams on the OFC. The stream is open to non-members as well.
  • Feb 13 -- Clay blogs on the OFC that he will be appearing in as "Man in Chair," a role in The Drowsy Chaperone, playing from May 7 to May 12 at the North Carolina Theater (Raleigh).
  • Jan 28 -- 10 years to the day he first appeared on American Idol, Clay posts a video on YouTube thanking the fans for being there. He finishes the video reprising his audition song, "Always and Forver."
  • Jan 24 -- Clay blogs again, this time clarifying the type of radio show he is hoping to do. He also starts at thread at the OFC message board, asking fans to submit questions. He screens the questions for appropriateness for the show several times over the next few days.
  • Jan 22 -- Clay video chat (OFC members only). During the chat, he announces that he and Quiana Parler want to host a radio talk/advice show. They will be recording a pilot soon, and for the pilot, he needs the fans to submit questions.
  • Jan 19 -- Appearance at Malaprop's Bookstore (Asheville, NC) with author T Cooper, who will be talking about his memoir Real Man Adventures.
  • Jan 17 -- Clay blogged, promising "greatness for 2013," and stating that something will be announced at the video chat on January 22.

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